Region 17 Team To Beat: Hartley looking for third regional title in four years

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Region 17

The Hawks were derailed and shocked in the state semifinals last
year by eventual D-IV state champion Clinton-Massie. This season Hartley
drops to D-V. It’s talent doesn’t drop at all. Head coach Brad
Burchfield (51-11 at Hartley/82-36 career) returns seven starters on
offense and five on defense.


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Team To Beat

*Columbus Hartley (13-1, Region 14 Champions): The Hawks were derailed and shocked in the state semifinals last year by eventual D-IV state champion Clinton-Massie. This season Hartley drops to D-V. It’s talent doesn’t drop at all. Head coach Brad Burchfield (51-11 at Hartley/82-36 career) returns seven starters on offense and five on defense. Included in that mix is senior DB/WR Alonzo Saxton (5-11, 175) who verballed to Duke over offers from Illinois, Purdue, Toledo, Wisconsin, Northwestern, Cincinnati, Indiana, West Virginia and Kentucky. Another key component is senior DL Kalil Morris (6-3, 275) who has an offer from Ohio Dominican and 105 tackles and 14 sacks the last two seasons. Offensively, the Hawks will lean on senior QB Jared Brandewie (6-5, 205) who threw for 1,071 yards and 15 TDs last year. Senior RB/LB Sam Mackowiak will get a good chunk of touches after running for 771 yards and 10 TDs. Upfront seniors Austin Kirkbride (5-11, 190), Max Steele (6-0, 250) and Nick Boeriu (6-3, 230) anchor the line. The schedule is brutal and includes a new Week 2 game with Coldwater. Also on the slate are Marion-Franklin, St. Charles, Watterson, Ironton, Ready and Bishop Luers (Ind.). Hartley is going for a program-record fourth straight CCL title.
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Region 17: Teams To Watch

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Region 17: Also In This Region

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